KASESE – Uganda Police Force (UPF) and Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) have set up jointly to rescue citizens who have been affected by fresh floods that hit Kasese District on Thursday, May 21.
According to deputy police spokesperson Polly Namaye, two agencies were joined in rescue efforts by other social workers to rescue people in different areas of Kasese where floods hit Mpondwe-Bwera and blocked the bridge connecting DRC and Uganda
She said six people have been confirmed dead including 4 females and 2 males all from Kitholhu sub county in Kitholhu sub county, and Mpondwe Bukonzo west Kasese District.
These include a 70 year elderly woman, a 24 year old student of Liberty college in Kasese, and an 18 year old student of Kitholhu secondary school.
The other victims are not yet identified.
Among those rescued so far, include two pregnant women, currently receiving treatment.
This is the third time these rivers have flooded in a space of one month leaving people devastated and destroying household properties and crops in their gardens.